Cowboys DC Dan Quinn Addresses ‘Bull****’ Concerning Trevon Diggs

Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs

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Try as some might, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn can not take credit for cornerback Trevon Diggs’ ball-hawking propensities.

And will not.

“I’d love to say we’ve been coaching him up on that. But that’d be a lot of bull****,” Quinn told reporters Monday, October 11, via Mike Fisher of SI.com.

Quinn didn’t bless Diggs’ with his natural, God-given talent, but he has certainly aided the sophomore in his meteoric rise to NFL stardom. Blossoming into a true lockdown corner, the 2020 second-round pick vacuumed in his league-best sixth interception amid Sunday’s blowout victory over the New York Giants, also posting his team-leading ninth and tenth pass deflections on the year.

This, despite a “tough week” in the lead-up to the game, marred by — of all things — a bout with pink eye, an impressed Quinn revealed.

“It really shows this is a true competitor. …Don’t confuse that quiet demeanor. This is a true wolf in sheep’s clothing. This guy is a rare competitor,” he said of Diggs, per the Dallas Morning News.

Dallas’ defense limited the Giants to 294 passing yards in the 44-20 drubbing, much of which came during garbage time, the score lopsided. As a collective, the secondary ranks 13th in opposing completion percentage (64.90%). As an individual, Diggs ranks No. 1 overall against competing quarterbacks.

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Cowboys Not There Yet With Diggs, the WR

As explained Sunday by Dak Prescott, Diggs has grand designs on pulling double duty this season, moonlighting as a wide receiver — his old position, converted in college at Alabama. Prescott said maybe the club should consider Diggs’ wishes. The club isn’t quite ready to explore those grounds, however.

“We got such great corps out there with Gallup right on the precipice of coming back, and I can certainly see where Diggs might see himself as a Deion-esque type player,” Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said Monday, per their official website.

“But I don’t think we need that just yet. But you can obviously see he comes from a good lineage with his brother being one of the best receivers in the league. He certainly has those wide receiver ball skills.”

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Diggs Itching for Opportunity

The brother of Bills star WR Stefon Diggs, Trevon continues to campaign for his shot in a Deion Sanders-like, two-way player role.

On Monday, he echoed Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy’s assessment that “50-50” balls don’t exist with Diggs on the field — thanks in large part to his pass-catching past.

“Being a former wide receiver, I know all the routes,” Diggs said, per the official team site. “I know all the route angles. It makes things a lot easier. I can recognize it. It’s not foreign to me. I know exactly what’s going to happen.”

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